Deborah Gordon

Director
Energy and Climate Program
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Gordon is director of Carnegie’s Energy and Climate Program, where her research focuses on oil and climate change issues in North America and globally.
 

Education

MPP, University of California, Berkeley
BS, University of Colorado, Boulder

Languages

English

 

Deborah Gordon is director of Carnegie’s Energy and Climate Program, where her research focuses on oil and climate change issues in North America and globally. 

Gordon has managed an active energy and environmental consulting practice, taught at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and directed the Energy Policy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. She began her career with Chevron. She is the author of two books, Steering a New Course and Two Billion Cars (with Daniel Sperling), and numerous other publications.

  • Platts September 14, 2015
    Index for Crude Oil’s Climate Impact Illuminates What’s Behind the Barrels

    Producers and consumers alike are becoming more attuned to the impact of goods of all sorts, and it's no different when it comes to a barrel of oil.

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  • Environment & Energy TV March 11, 2015
    Industry Lacking Transparency

    As the range of oils and extraction methods continues to evolve, how do various oils compare with one another on their climate impacts?

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  • Unconventional oil is redefining what oil is.
    U.S. Embassy Berlin September 12, 2012
    From Conventional to Unconventional Oil

    The shift from extracting, processing, and consuming conventional fuel sources to unconventional oils carries a host of still unknown consequences for international economics, technology development, and the environment.

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  • E&E News May 15, 2012
    The Future of Unconventional Oil in the United States

    Significant policy, climate, and economic challenges face the use of unconventional oil as a new energy resource.

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  • Deborah Gordon
    NPR's To the Point July 15, 2011
    Carmageddon and Global Congestion

    As the recent freeway closure in Los Angeles draws attention to America's reliance on the automobile, it should also prompt policymakers to consider the long-term challenge of global automobile proliferation.

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  • The Road Through Paris: Online Q&A on the Outcome
    December 14, 2015 Virtual
    The Road Through Paris: Online Q&A on the Outcome of COP21

    Experts from Carnegie and the University of Calgary will discuss the results of the COP21 Climate Change Talks.

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  • December 11, 2015 Paris, France
    Oil and Climate Change in the Twenty-First Century

    The International Energy Agency forecasts that oil will remain the world’s largest energy source for the next several decades, even as action on climate change ramps up. What roles will regulation, innovation, and competition play in the oil sector in the years ahead?

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  • October 19, 2015 Washington, DC
    White House Summit on Climate and the Road Through Paris

    The White House convened a summit of policymakers and U.S. businesses committing to reduce their greenhouse-gas emissions and supporting climate action at the Paris climate negotiations in December.

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  • October 8, 2015 Washington, DC
    Panel III: Navigating Success Through the Political Maze

    The day’s final panel was an exercise in putting their infrastructure solutions into practice in the current political climate.

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  • September 30, 2015 Washington, DC
    The G7 and Decarbonization: Long-Term Thinking and the Road Ahead

    In order to accomplish the G7's announced goal to fully decarbonize by the end of this century, member states need to focus on long-lived infrastructure and policy decisions rather than year-to-year changes in energy or emissions balances, as well as the direct financial flows to decarbonization-friendly investments.

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  • September 4, 2015
    Oil-Climate Index Q&A

    The Oil-Climate Index research team participated in an online Q&A to discuss the Oil-Climate Index, a first-of-its-kind tool that analyzes the overall climate impacts of different oils from extraction to refining to combustion.

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  • April 13, 2015 Brussels
    The New Age of Oil: Climate Impact and Policy Responses

    Oil is changing. The oils themselves, how they are extracted and processed, and the products into which they are made are shifting in substantial ways.

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  • March 11, 2015 Washington, DC
    Oil-Climate Index Release

    Oil is changing. The oils themselves, how they are extracted and processed, and the products into which they are made are shifting in substantial ways.

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  • January 23, 2015 Washington, DC
    Global Oil and the Middle East Economic Outlook

    The steady decline of global oil prices since June 2014 is shifting economic, political, and strategic calculations of key Middle East actors, and adding a new element of uncertainty at a time of increased regional conflict and polarization.

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  • December 3, 2014 Washington, DC
    Environmental Implications of the Global Oil Paradigm Shift

    Different oils have different environmental impacts, as do their products. These must be taken into account when writing energy policies.

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